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lines and colors

http://www.linesandcolors.com/

All types of visual art, with an emphasis on illustration, provide for this site's fodder. The only criteria for what gets posted is the expert use of, well, lines and colors.

Ann Kraft Walker
by Charley Parker over 1 year ago
Eye Candy for Today: Bargue’s Bashi-Bazouk
by Charley Parker over 1 year ago

Drawn

http://blog.drawn.ca/

A gaggle of supremely talented Canadian artists flaunts their sumptuous work here. They even know how to make barcodes look sleek and sensual.


Pikaland

http://pikaland.com/

Amy lovingly informs readers here that, in Japanese, "pika" means "bright, shiny, happy." Essentially, these are the qualities of a superlative illustration career, and this blogger stocks her site full of examples of great artists achieving just that. As an illustrator from Malaysia, Amy empathizes with the joys and jostlings of the art life firsthand. Each post finds her compiling yet another set of artwork to inspire her next work, and hopefully some creations from readers.

Pikaland @ Bok Fair
by amy over 1 year ago
Simona Ciraolo
by amy over 1 year ago

100 Years of Illustration

http://giam.typepad.com/100_years_of_illustration/

Love reminiscing about the days of Polaroid? You'll want to spend some time here, then, on the site of one of the photo technology's most important helmsmen. Blogger Paul has won scores of medals for his work as an art director, and his blog functions as a happy marriage between progressive illustration page and amazing visual arts museum. He curates a surprising and punchy selection of the discipline's most important unsung heroes, championing their art for new generations.


BibliOdyssey

http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/

Besides children's books or the latest cartoons, another field that flourished with the help of great illustration was science. Beautiful and detailed artwork helped capture the natural world way before photography came along. This blog uncovers some of the prettiest illustrations of flora and fauna. Its coverage doesn't end there; blogger Peacay also expresses an obsessive interest in the artwork of old-school bibliographies.

Baltic Heraldry
by peacay over 1 year ago
Swiss Fruit
by peacay over 1 year ago

Hire an Illustrator

http://hireanillustrator.com/i/blog/

Anyone who's even had the tiniest inkling about illustration as a potential career is required to visit this page at least once. This blog is filled to the brim with tales of some of the most successful contemporary illustrators, who happily lend their stories of how they made it to the top. It also spotlights and celebrates newcomers to the art discipline. What's more, potential illustrators can learn about the business sense, legal info, and education they need to make creating beautiful things their livelihood.

Server Maintenance
by Darren Di Lieto 4 months ago
Hiring a children’s book illustrator FAQ
by Darren Di Lieto 6 months ago

Illustration Friday

http://illustrationfriday.com/blog/

Every friday, these crafty bloggers challenge illustrators all over to interpret a prompt in an artsy fashion. Students can learn how limiting demands can spawn awesomeness here.

Pick of the Week for MYSTERY and This Week’s Topic
by Thomas James about 16 hours ago
Joe Mclean
by Jessica Holden 6 days ago

Illustration Saves The Day

http://illustrationsavestheday.com/

Illustration Division, a popular and powerful Gotham art company, shows off their latest stunning work here. The work here deserves to be published -- and often is.

The Pursuit of Style, CFDA Book by Bil Donovan
by admin almost 2 years ago
New York Magazine by Alexandra Compain-Tissier
by admin almost 2 years ago

Escape from Illustration Island

http://escapefromillustrationisland.com/welcome/

Illustrators looking to flee from the isolation that sometimes defines the profession find inspiration here. Podcasts and tutorials help to unify this site's illustrator community.


Drawger

http://www.drawger.com/

Nearly one hundred exceptional illustrators compete to be regarded as this site's most worthwhile. The uniform excellence of the work here makes picking #1 a tough gig.

UK national newspaper to fold print editions
by Andy Ward about 18 hours ago
zenofnimbus.com
by Michael Sloan 3 days ago

Illustration Mundo

http://illustrationmundoblog.tumblr.com/

This blog essentially works as a landscape carved out and beautified by self-selected illustrators. Interviews with the most salient of these contributors rounds out the coverage.

THE DEVIL’S PLAYTHINGS by Ryan Cox
by n8w over 1 year ago
INTERVIEW WITH ILLUSTRATOR TREVOR GRABILL
by n8w over 1 year ago

Tiny Showcase

http://tinyshowcase.com/

Two gifted illustrators created this blog to provide a launching board for their most talented friends. They select one itty-bitty but pretty piece and sell it in limited-print fashion.

"Parade" by Jen Corace
over 1 year ago
"Lemon Queen" and "Heralds of Spring" by Sabine Timm
over 1 year ago

Cartoon Brew

http://www.cartoonbrew.com/

Peruse this site when in the mood for an assemblage of the most newsworthy headlines regarding illustration today. Pixar regular dominates the site's content.

‘Yearbook’ by Bernardo Britto
by Amid Amidi about 10 hours ago
Watch: Five ‘Song of the Sea’ Animator Reels
by Amid Amidi about 14 hours ago

Pencil Test Depot

http://www.penciltestdepot.com/

Animators and illustrators who obsesses over perfecting their work at the pencil-test stage flock to this site. Though unfinished, the work here shines with raw allure.

Brother Bear: Pencil Test GOLD!
by Jamaal Bradley about 2 years ago
Han Liane-Cho
by Jamaal Bradley over 2 years ago


IllustrationClass

http://illustrationclass.com/

Budding illustrators are invited to come here often and improve their skill set with each post. Important and enlightening tutorials on the art form are provided for readers.


Meathaus

http://meathaus.com/

This blog brings a pulp-lit, Technicolor finish to the illustration and animation blog community. Super quirky comics endear readers here with their off-kilter feel.

Blobby Boys Cartoon
by Chris almost 2 years ago
Kouhei Ashino Art
by Chris almost 2 years ago

Sugar Frosted Goodness

http://www.sugarfrostedgoodness.com/

Innumerable gifted illustrators regularly contribute to this prestigious page. Visit multiple times daily to attempt to digest the onslaught of great work here.

Happy New Year 2016
by Mike Cressy about 1 month ago
Sketches from my pink sketchbook
by Tomas Bjornsson about 2 months ago

The Daily Cartoonist

http://dailycartoonist.com/

Professional cartoon people come here to find out the latest news in the industry. Its the perfect way for illustrators to supplement their funny pages with important headlines.

Matt Bors’ The Nib lands at First Look Media
by Alan Gardner 2 days ago
Production error places Off the Mark into Pearls Before Swine Sunday comic
by Alan Gardner 5 days ago

Fuel Your Illustration

http://www.fuelyourillustration.com/

FYI, this blog is the one to beeline to when searching for illustration octane. Webcomic Wednesday and Five Flickr Friday make for weekly standout posts.


Thunder Chunky

http://www.thunderchunky.co.uk/

Since 2003, this blog has entertained and educated its illustrator readership with timely articles and interviews. The writers, from Liverpool and Greece, bring an cultural flair to many posts.

Ms. Marte Sorta’s Amazing Inktober Drawings
by Ste about 2 months ago
Stylistically perfect by Ënnji
by Ste 3 months ago

Illustration Underground

http://illustrationunderground.tumblr.com/

Two industry professionals engage in this weekly podcast to gab about what's hot in the worlds of comics and illustration. Listening often provides regular auditory inspiration for your work.


Chris Wahl Art

http://chriswahlart.blogspot.com/

This gifted illustrator always injects a sense of the macabre, in small doses, into his otherwise lush images here. His recent portraits of Liz Taylor and Natalie "Black Swan" Portman are stunners.

Mixed Bag from 2015
by Chris Wahl about 1 month ago
Eric Nally from Foxy Shazam
by Chris Wahl 5 months ago

Editorial Anonymous

http://editorialanonymous.blogspot.com/

Illustrators looking to work in children's literature learn all they need to know from the horse's mouth here. The site provides illumination into the obscure process of publication.


zero 2 illo

http://zero2illo.com/resources/

Illustrators on the hunt for business success learn how to craft themselves into marketable resources here. There's also guidance on discovering your own unique art style.

A 101 Guide to Financial Management for Illustrators
by Lea almost 2 years ago
A 101 Guide to Running A Lean & Agile Business
by Lea about 2 years ago